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Drive Your Goals

Mid Year Alert!  Vacations are Happening!  Where are your goals? Since vacation often means taking a trip, let’s take our goals on a trip!  This may sound silly, but what we think about does have priority over what we ignore. 

Posted in Business Improvement, Goals

Finding Sanity in Small Business

Where did the time go? Why don’t I have time to do the things I want to do anymore? Sound familiar? It probably does if you’re a small business owner. Small business owners often forget about finding themselves a little

Posted in Business Management, Business Planning, Goals

Looking Forward to 2014

I’m not one for New Year Resolutions. I look at it as if I need a date to start doing something, I probably won’t do it. But this year as I sat at my desk on Jan 1st and reflected back on 2013. I realized that I need, no… want to make a change. 2013 was just a blah year for me. It wasn’t bad. It wasn’t good. The most I can really say is I work a lot on my business, I’m still doing a lot of things I don’t want to do and I visited two places I don’t care to go to again.  So for 2014 I thought, why not make some goals and changes? Things that I want to do to make my life better.

Posted in Business Improvement, Goals, Personal Improvement

End of the New Year Checklist

The end of 2013 is upon us. Are you ready for the new year?

If you planned ahead you already have a jump start on getting everything right where it should be to make your accountant happy. Good for you but, if your like most samll business owners this time of the year seems to pop up out of nowhere.

If you have no idea where to start I have a made a checklist for you:

Get your books in order

Take a look at your financials

Evaluate last years goals

Brush up on new laws 

Gather your documents

Set new goals


Posted in Business Management, Business Planning, Deadlines, Financial, Goals, Uncategorized

What Is Your Goal?

July 1, 2013 and that means we are half way through the year and how are your goals doing?

You have a goal in mind and you want to put it to action, only problem is the in-between. Getting to that goal requires teamwork and planning.  Planning works best when handled by a team, a team works best when it has a good plan of action. If you are stuck on how to get from point A to point B in your goal, here are a few ideas to get you started:  [More]


Posted in Business Planning, Employee Management, Goals, Organization, Uncategorized

Preventing Employee Theft

Did you know that 95% of business experience employee theft? It’s a horrifying feeling when your business experiences theft from the inside. The feelings of anger and guilt can eat away at you.
Preventing employee theft can be time consuming, but the costs and time involved truly outweigh the costs of having to recover from the theft. Here are a few ideas to keep your businesses money flowing where it should be.
• Policies and procedures
• Alterations of ANY photocopied documents
• Employees in close relationships with suppliers
• Inventory (including office supplies)
• Checks written to cash

Posted in Business Management, Business Planning, Employee Management, Financial, Goals, Organization, Security, Uncategorized

Get the Post-Holiday Motivation Back

If motivation and engagement seem to be a little less than stellar with your staff members, your office may have the post-holiday blues. Combat the post-holiday blues by getting your staff back on board with your company’s vision and goals.

Posted in Business Culture, Business Management, Employee Management, Goals, Personal Improvement, Uncategorized

Building Business Budgets

Business owners often have a love hate relationship with budgeting.  The Fortune 1000 would not think about joining the next fiscal year WITHOUT a budget, so why is it so hard for the smaller business to do this time honored

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Posted in Benchmarking, Business Planning, Goals, Uncategorized

Start Planning for 2013

By the end of this week, the Holiday Music will begin.  I like to think of this as the planning season to help create a stunning 2013.  To make the most of a planning season, first stop obsessing about WHAT

Posted in Business Planning, Goals

The Company You Keep

The people you surround yourself with have a greater influence on you than you think. Those people can have a direct influence on your success or failure. I recently ran into an old friend. We parted ways over 7 years

Posted in Goals, Personal Improvement